Listen to a new song from Field Report, “Taking Alcatraz”
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The artist formerly known as Conrad Plymouth—Milwaukee’s Christopher Porterfield—recently ditched his old moniker and jump-started a new project, Field Report. A SXSW debut and a tour with Megafaun followed, as did a packed show at the Cactus Club last month. Field Report’s upcoming full-length album isn’t due until July, but until then, Pitchfork is streaming one of the album’s standout tracks, “Taking Alcatraz.” It’s a suitably fragile, haunting song that uses the story of Richard Oakes—the Mohawk activist who led the late-’60s occupation of Alcatraz Island—as the foundation for a more personal, introspective tale. Listen to it here, and feel free to make your daily allotment of “beardcore” jokes in the comments below. Field Report’s next Milwaukee show is May 4 at Club Garibaldi.
Fun fact: Pitchfork points out that “Field Report” is an anagram of “Porterfield.” Huh.